fter their attention was brought to a miscommunication that took place between a doctor and a nurse at the Manhyia District Hospital on Sunday, November 27, 2022, the Junior Doctors’ Association Ghana issued a press statement, which was signed by their president, Dr Louisa A. Nkrumah.
They declared that while they do not support the Father’s actions, it is crucial to clear up any misinformation that has been spread in an effort to defame the doctor’s reputation for professionalism.
1. The doctor did not review any child in the surgical ward on the day in question.
2. No description was written for a child by the doctor on the said date and therefore she could not have prescribed the wrong dosage.
3. The doctor correctly prescribed an intravenous fluid for an adult patient in the surgical ward.
4. The non-availability of the intravenous fluid prescribed prompted the name to call the doctor to delete it from the system to avoid extra billing.
According to the hospital management and the records that are available, the information that has been circulated on social media, radio, and television regarding a claimed prescription is inaccurate.
The statement implores all media outlets to halt coverage of the allegedly incorrect prescription of medication and implores the general public to reject such claims against the doctor.
“Doctors and Nurses have always had a peaceful collaboration and we will continue to work as a team to provide quality healthcare to our cherished clients and the people of Ghana at large,” the statement assured.